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Girls Volleyball: Union Catholic's Late Score Sparks Comeback Win over Bridgewater

Union Catholic won a dramatic three set match on Wednesday over Bridgewater-Raritan to improve to 14-2 this season. Credits: Jim Lambert

BRIDGEWATER, NJ -- The Union Catholic girls volleyball team, ranked No. 11 in the state, mounted a clutch comeback in the final set to edge Bridgewater-Raritan on Wednesday.

After splitting the first two sets, 25-22, 20-25, the Vikings found themselves facing match point as they trailed 24-22. But Mackenzie Fuhrmann put the finishing touches on her great all-round performance by coming up with four straight service points to give UC a dramatic 26-24 victory to win the match.

Fuhrmann, a senior, had 15 kills, 12 service points, and nine digs for UC, which improved to 14-2. The Vikings also received huge performances from Emily Jones (19 assists, six service points, four digs, and ), Bella Giacobbe (11 kills, two digs), and Olivia Szyszkiewicz (11 assists, six kills, seven service points, and three aces), and Charlize Colon (nine service points and three digs).

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Cops Arrest 3 After Stolen Car Crashes in Westfield; 4th Person Sought

October 15, 2017

WESTFIELD, NJ — Around 7:00 a.m. Sunday, a stolen car left the roadway and crashed on the 1200 block of Central Avenue, according to Westfield Police Chief David Wayman. Four males exited the vehicle and fled on foot, he said.

The car was not being pursued by police at the time, he said.

“Police arrived and the vehicle ended up being stolen out of Manalapan,” Wayman ...

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A Call for All Library Supporters to Vote "Yes" on Nov. 7

October 16, 2017

Dear Editor:

As a New Jersey resident and strong supporter of our local library, I urge all New Jersey citizens to vote “YES” on Tuesday, November 7 for the NJ Library Construction Bond Act, supporting libraries across NJ. 

Libraries are increasingly becoming the social hubs of our communities.This act  authorizes New Jersey to issue ...

What Is Co-Dependency? Learn How to Establish Healthy Boundaries

October 15, 2017

Co-dependence is a false attachment to a person, place or thing. It becomes a false sense of importance.  It is a learned behavior to take care of others’ needs at the expense of our own.  It is driven by the excessive need for others’ approval. 

Rather than being inner oriented, you are “other oriented” looking for outside approval in order to feel ...

Girls Soccer: Alves Scores for Union Catholic in 1-1 Tie vs. Brearley

October 17, 2017

Sofia Alves scored for Union Catholic when the Vikings tied Brearley 1-1 on Monday in a girls soccer game in Scotch Plains.

After a scoreless opening half, Alves, a sophomore, put Union Catholic ahead 1-0 at the 60 minute mark when she scored her second goal of the season off a corner kick from Olivia Yarem. Goalie Izzy DiDario finished with game with six saves for Union Catholic.

The ...